Pedro Barahona is Professor of Computer Science in the Departament of Computer Science (Departamento de Informática) of the Faculty of Science and Technology (Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia) of the New University of Lisbon (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa), where he was the Head of Department (in 1999-2006) and Director of its Centre for Artificial Intelligence - CENTRIA (in 2008-2012).
His main research area is Constraint Programming, within the wider area of Artificial Intelligence, and in their applications, namely in Bioinformatics, Medicine, and Logistics, presenting regularly the result of his research in various scientific conferences and publications in these areas.
To support this research, he has been responsible or participated in a number of projects, both national and international, often with a leading role. He has also organised and/or collaborated in the organisation of several scientific events, and took responsibility in the management of national and international scientific associations.
In his teaching activity, he has been responsible for various courses, at graduate level as well as post-graduate, namely in Computer Science and Applied Artificial Intelligence, and supervised several M.Sc. and Ph.D. students.